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    DescriptionDuring the first, stable period of the Principate (roughly from 27 BC to AD 235), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth, or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? Why did Roman governments freeze the official religion while allowing the diffusion of alien, especially oriental, cults? Are we to see in their attitude to Christianity a policy of toleration - or simply confusion and a failure of nerve? These are some of the many questions posed in this book, which offers the first overall account of the society, economy and culture of the Roman empire.Addressed to non-specialist readers no less than to scholars, it breaks with the traditional historian's preoccupation with narrative and politics. As an integrated study of the life and outlook of the ordinary inhabitants of the Roman world, it deepens our understanding of the underlying factors in this important formative period of world history.

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    The Roman Empire
    Economy, Society and Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Garnsey, By (author) Richard P. Saller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520060678
    ISBN 10: 0520060679

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    LC classification: DG276 .G36 1987, DG276.G36
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    University of California Press
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    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 July 1987
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    Author Information
    Peter Garnsey is a Fellow fo the Jesus College, Cambridge. Richard Saller is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of History at the University of Chicago.
    Table of contents
    Abbreviations Map Introduction Part I 1. A Mediterranean Empire 2. Government without Bureaucracy Part II 3. An Underdeveloped Economy 4. The Land 5. Supplying the Roman Empire Part III 6. The Social Hierarchy 7. Family and Household 8. Social Relations Part IV 9. Religion 10. Culture Conclusion Bibliography List of Emperors Index